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Herb Gerhardt hgerhardt at wavecable.com
Sat Feb 19 23:52:34 UTC 2005


I run the SOMTN digi in Western Washington, USA and this site is about 70
miles from my house and located on a mountain at 3000 ft.  It is not
accessible in the winter time due to snow.  From my experience with
computers, they all crash periodically and need someone to nurture them back
to life.

So, a PC at this site is not an option in my mind.  I am not willing to run
up there whenever it needs to be reset.  I have not been at this site now
for almost 2 years and it is still running just fine!  I can access the
KPC-3+ TNC from my home and make any desired setting changes as we find ways
to improve our network.

In our area, we also do not encourage people to have digipeaters running in
their homes where they could have ready access to their equipment.  The
majority of the digi's in our area are on similar mountain top locations
with the same access problems.

Herb, KB7UVC
NW APRS Group, West Sound Coordinator
Our WEB Site:  http://www.nwaprs.org

My NEW Email Address:  hgerhardt at wavecable.com


> -----Original Message-----

>
>>
> If in The Netherlands, Germany, France and Italy its not a problem to
> deploy PC's in digipeaters, why is it such a problem in the US? I don't
> get it, but maybe that is because I'm European.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Henk.
>





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